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Council of Europe demands release of political prisoners detained by Russia

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe issued a resolution relating to the situation in Ukraine and calls on the Russia Federation to release all political prisoners. Read more

Council of Europe demands release of political prisoners detained by Russia

Civil Society - Government relations continue to improve

Macedonia records improvements in civil society and government relations as well as in democratic governance and media independence. Protests held against talks and agreement concerning the country's name, an allegedly ethnic motivated judicial decision and threats to a journalist. Read more

Civil Society - Government relations continue to improve

Trial of Rwandan government critic Diane Rwigara postponed

The trial of former presidential candidate and government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother has been further delayed. Prosecutors have asked that four more people to be tried alongside the Rwigaras. Read more

Trial of Rwandan government critic Diane Rwigara postponed

Protest over privatisation of water service leads to clashes with police

A protest against the privatization of water took place on June 14th. It was reported that demonstrators clashed with the police. Read more

Protest over privatisation of water service leads to clashes with police

Security forces use excessive force during protests: one student killed

On 19th April, police used tear gas to disperse a protest of opposition and civil society, gathering hundreds of people in front of the National Assembly, while a massive deployment of security officers in Dakar aimed to prevent people from gathering. The protest against changes in the Electoral Code and the Constitution, which was due to be debated in the National Assembly that day, was previously banned by prefect of Dakar, using several justifications such as the blanket ban on protests in the city center and threats to the public order. Read more

Security forces use excessive force during protests: one student killed

President accuses civil society of conspiring to destabilise the country

During a press conference on 15th May, a coalition of civil society groups - Coalition des Acteurs Sociaux pour la Consolidation des Acquis Démocratiques (C.A.S.C.A.D) - expressed solidarity with Abdourahmane Sanoh, president of Plateforme nationale des Citoyens Unis pour le Développement (National Platform of United Citizens for Development - PCUD) and other civil society actors who have been accused by President Alpha Condé of conspiring to destabilise the country due to their support of the teachers' strike (see under Peaceful Assembly). Read more

President accuses civil society of conspiring to destabilise the country

Police disperse protest against the ill-treatment of migrants by Algerian authorities

On 12th March, police officers dispersed a youth protest with tear gas and batons, resulting in several injuries and arrests being made. The protest mobilised dozens of youth recently deported from Algeria and took place in front of the Algerian Embassy in the Daoudabougou neighbourhood in Bamako. Read more

Police disperse protest against the ill-treatment of migrants by Algerian authorities

Protest in Colon ends with 5 injured and 35 arrested

A protest organised by Frente Amplio por Colon (FAC) ended with clashes with the police and 35 people detained and around 5 injured. Read more

Protest in Colon ends with 5 injured and 35 arrested

Environmental protesters in Tamil Nadu shot dead

Up to 13 protestors were shot dead during a week of protests calling for the closure of a copper plant in Tamil Nadu, southern India. Read more

Environmental protesters in Tamil Nadu shot dead